Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (JICA/AMED SATREPS project for the “Development of innovative research technique in genetic epidemiology of malaria and other parasitic diseases in the Lao PDR for containing their expanding endemicity")
Received: 14 August 2017
Accepted: 25 October 2017
First Online: 7 November 2017
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the National Ethics Committee for Health Research, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR (No. 028/NECHR, 11/11/2016) and the Ethics Review Committee for Epidemiological Study, University of the Ryukyus, Japan (No. 362). Before starting the survey, surveyors explained to the participants the details of this study, such as its purpose, voluntary participation, information that would be collected, and how to keep and manage the data. Written informed consent was obtained from each respondent.
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